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Monday, November 26, 2007

Love them, as I love you...

These words were literally whispered in my ear the other day, and every day since. I've also heard the words "without limits, without boundaries, without ceasing" I have never had a problem loving others, but loving them as Christ loves me, that's something else entirely. The challenge lies in loving the people that our flesh tells us not to. We all know the "golden rule" in the bible that says, "Do to others as you would have them do to you," (Luke 6:31) but do you know the next couple of verses? It says,

"If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that." (Luke 6:32-33)

This is a pretty convicting passage. So many times we as Christians find ourselves surrounded by other believers. I'm not saying this is a bad thing, because we certainly need that accountability, but if we are not also surrounding ourselves with the lost, then we are not truly fulfilling God's call for us. We are to be lighthouses in a world of darkness.
Look for the God's challenges. Love the lost. Love your enemies. Spread God's truth...

4 comments:

Lauren said...

On point sis! No, I did not know those following verses, and they are extremely convicting. This is coming at just the right time....God SO knows what He is doing, eh? Thank you for this encouragment and challenge. I will meditate this passage over the next several weeks. I can't wait to hug you!!!

Serving Him,
Lauren

The Prophesaur said...

I love the lighthouse analogy. Allowing God's light to shine through us in this dark world can protect our fellow man from the rocky shores. Such a beautiful way of looking out our role here.

Dori said...

Ali,

I love, love, love how you can say in a relatively short post what some of us take paragraph after paragraph after paragraph to say!! :) This post is straight truth and very intentional in its message -- LOVE IT!

It makes me happy every time I see that you have posted. Can't wait to see you at Christmas!!

Blessings,
Dori

mamalona said...

I thank you for your light in my life !